Report ties jobs to high-speed rail bid

From Business First of Columbus

Ohio Public Interest Research Group says the state’s high-speed passenger rail plan would create jobs and drive economic growth.

The nonprofit advocacy organization released a 63-page report Monday as Ohio officials consider whether to accept a $400 million federal stimulus grant to help develop a passenger rail system connecting Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland. Some state politicians have expressed concern that such a system would not be self-sufficient and would burden Ohio taxpayers with long-term maintenance and operations costs.

The Ohio Public Interest Research Group report, however, said the economic benefits would make its construction worthwhile.

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